Living Waters of Larimer is a project of The Kingsley Association, Larimer Green Team, and Larimer Consensus Group, supported by The Heinz Endowments. We are a team of community leaders, artists, designers, hydrologists and environmental professionals.
Meet The Team
Betsy Damon is an internationally recognized artist whose work with water, site-specific sculptures, and performance has received widespread acclaim and publication. She is founder of the nonprofit Keepers of the Waters, through which she works on environmental and health education, ecological planning, and advocacy worldwide. Betsy collaborates with the Larimer community to guide the design of public art spaces that incorporate sustainable water infrastructure into their plans. She has led a number of Living Waters of Larimer community design charrettes, which have laid a foundation and provided inspiration for projects such as The Well — a rainwater park currently being planned for Larimer.
Betty Lane is a forty-five year resident of the Larimer community, and a member of the Larimer Consensus Group, chairperson of the Redd Up Action team, member of Living Waters of Larimer and a member of Larimer’s co-housing group. Betty has organized city vacant lot clean-ups and has worked with residents on numerous issues that impact the Larimer community.
Bob BinghamBob Bingham is an environmental artist and a professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University whose practice incorporates systems of growth utilizing people, live plants, natural materials and renewable resources to address ecological issues. His art and teaching practice evolved from ‘green’ mixed media installations, into the public realm to address and transform urban water, land and agricultural issues; interconnectedness between the natural and built environment. Bob has collaborated with Betsy Damon and the Larimer Green Team for over three years to catalyze and facilitate a conversation about rain water harvesting, to form partnerships, raise funds, and to guide the Living Waters team towards a business plan for green infrastructure in the neighborhood and beyond.
Da’Shan MalloyDa’Shan Malloy is a Larimer resident who is working with Living Waters to broaden his knowledge of environmental issues in preparation for higher education. Da’Shan helps the team develop educational content and outreach materials. As a young member of our team, Da’Shan plans on bridging the gap between local leaders and youth.
Ian Lipsky is a hydrologist with eDesign Dynamics whose experience includes hydrological and contaminant transport modeling, exposure modeling, ecological risk assessments, treatment wetlands design, remediation planning, contaminated site assessments, state and federal permitting, and Natural Resources Damages. He specializes in the design of complex hydrological conditions for stormwater management planning, potable water conservation, and water reuse systems.
John StephenJohn Stephen is an attorney and community development professional who has seeded open space programs such as Friends of the Riverfront. He has collaborated on place-making efforts along the three rivers and thirty streams throughout western Pennsylvania. He applies legal and policy expertise and perspective to the evolution of the Living Waters of Larimer project.
Laura Brocklebank is the Development and communications manager of the Kingsley Association, an anchor institution in Larimer. For the past 6 years, Laura has been professionally raising funds and designing communication materials for nonprofits. She writes grants to help fund the Living Waters project.
Matt Graham is a founding partner of the company Landbase Systems. Landbase Systems developed the precision rainwater analysis and modeling system called the GOAL Process, which is helping the Living Waters of Larimer team to quantify and visualize the flow of water throughout the Negley Run Watershed. Matt’s expertise in modeling and mapping watersheds helps us identify the most effective locations for green stormwater infrastructure, guiding the community’s design and planning efforts.
Robert Germany is a member of the Larimer Consensus Group, representing faith-based community organizations. His role with Living Waters of Larimer is to ensure that design and development projects align with Larimer’s vision plan and contribute to the interests of the community.
Yusef Ali is the vice chair of the Larimer Consensus Group. He is a retired teacher and business man. He serves as the community specalist representing the Larimer Consensus Group and the community.